This Greek athlete fulfilled the dream of a disabled woman by carrying her up Mount Olympus
Eleftheria Tosiou is a 22-year old disabled woman who dreamed of experiencing the Mount Olympus summit some day – but she knew that the chances of that dream getting realized were slim. That is until she befriended long-distance runner Marios Giannakou who decided to carry her to the highest peak in Greece in a specially modified backpack!
Marios Giannakou has a long track record of taking on challenges: He’s trekked 168 miles across the Al Marmoum Desert and he also took first place in a frigid 93-mile cross-country race in Antarctica.
Prior to his latest endeavor, he’d already successfully taken in the view from atop Mount Olympus’ highest peak 50 times. So when he came to know of Tosiou’s dream, he was more than ready to rise to the occasion.
“For me, all international races, the medals and the distinctions so far, mean little compared to that goal,” he told the Greek Reporter.